CRIME PREVENTION TIPS

Crime Prevention Tips are provided through a variety of BC and Candiadian sources, as well as our own Block Watch Program and Chief of Police. Check back regularly for new updates!

Charity fraud schemes seek donations for organizations that do little or no work—instead, the money goes to the fake charity's creator. While these scams can happen at any time, they are especially prevalent after high-profile disasters. Criminals often use tragedies to exploit you and others who want to help.
Has your phone ever rung and the person on the other end says they are your grandchild and that something terrible has happened, a car accident for example, and they need money? Receiving a call like this could mean you’re a target of what's known as the “Grandparent Scam,” a version of the Emergency Scam.
It is rare these days for large items to be stolen. Televisions, electronics, and appliances are typically not what property crime offenders are looking for.
Identity theft occurs when someone wrongfully obtains and uses your personal information to commit fraud or theft or for other unlawful purposes.
If you have become a victim of a crime or observe what you believe to be suspicious activity in you neighbourhood, report all suspicious persons or vehicles to the police as soon as possible. If something doesn’t seem right, trust your gut and make a report!
It is very unfortunate that many of our seniors fall victim to crime, whether that be random assaults, theft, fraud and online scams and elder abuse.

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One lane open on Trans Canada Highway Westbound at Westport as the final stages of cleanup conclude. Second lane will open up shortly.

Media Release for ongoing fatal collision investigation and highway closure. https://westvanpolice.ca/trans-canada-highway-closed-westbound-at-westport-rd-due-to-a-fatal-motor-vehicle-incident/

West Van Police is alerting the public to the closure of Trans Canada Hwy Westbound at Westport Rd. Closure due to Fatal Collision investigation. There is currently no ETA for the highway to re-open. Significant delays for access to BC Ferries and beyond.

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